Indictments on former District Court Judge over corruption charges

 

The Colombo High Court served indictments on former Moratuwa and Kesbewa District Court Judge Ranjan Somasinghe over a corruption case, today.

This is for the unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs. 2.4 million. 

When the case came up before High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe, the former District Court Judge was ordered to be released on a one million rupees surety bail.

The case was fixed for trial on November 29 and the first and second witnesses were noticed to appear on next trial date.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed this indictment in the Colombo High Court against the former Moratuwa - Kesbewa District Court Judge.

In his indictment, the Director General of the Bribery Commission alleged that Somasinghe had committed the offence in between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008. 
President's Counsel Srinath Perera appeared for the accused.

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